Green Chip Stocks

Green Chip Stocks Index:

ABB (ABB) - 19.38 -0.30

Canadian Solar (CSIQ) - 19.77 -0.59

Capstone Turbine (CPST) - 0.63 -0.02

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) - 711.99 -9.34

Daqo New Energy (DQ) - 19.53 -0.28

First Solar (FSLR) - 42.70 -1.02

General Electric (GE) - 23.84 -0.54

Hannon Armstrong (HASI) - 13.69 -0.17

Hanwha SolarOne (HSOL) - 0.99 -0.05

iPatch DJ-UBS Coffee (JO) - 30.51 ↑ 0.13

iPath Pure Beta Coffee (CAFE) - 19.82 -0.49

JA Solar (JASO) - 7.75 -0.23

Maxwell Technologies (MXWL) - 8.27 -0.08

NRG, Inc. (NRG) - 24.61 -0.73

NRG Yield, Inc. (NYLD) - 53.96 -0.77

Ormat (ORA) - 27.26 -0.08

Pattern Energy Group (PEGI) - 29.22 -0.57

SolarCity (SCTY) - 49.08 -1.02

SunEdison (SUNE) - 18.92 -0.91

SunPower (SPWR) - 24.22 -1.15

TerraForm Power (TERP) - 32.30 -0.47

Tesla (TSLA) - 199.37 -6.61

TransAlta Renewables (RNW) - 11.34 ↑ 0.00

Trina Solar (TSL) - 8.69 -0.28

U.S. Geothermal (HTM) - 0.49 ↑ 0.03

Whole Foods Market (WFM) - 52.70 -0.45

Yingli Green Energy (YGE) - 1.92 -0.04

Solar Hot Water Savings

Cut 63% Off Your Power Bill With Solar Hot Water

By Jeff Siegel   

A recent study shows that using a solar thermal water heater is not just an environmentally-conscious decision, but it can also save you quite a bit of cash.

Progress Energy just released a report in which it notes that customers saved upwards of $235 a year by switching to solar thermal water heaters. That’s a whopping annual savings of 63% on the water heater portion of their power bills.

The Raleigh based company reported to the North Carolina Utilities Commission as a final part of a pilot project using 150 solar water heaters to test out the efficiency of the units.

Progress claims more than 15% of electricity used in an average home is used for heating water, so the solar thermal water heater would be a solid investment over the long-term. The biggest drawback is its high initial cost. Although currently the state of North Carolina offers a 35% tax credit. And of course, there's also the 30% federal tax incentive.

Here are some basics about solar hot water. . .

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